With the top-rated beach in the country, Woolacombe is packed with things to do as a family and this trail will ensure you explore some of the best local food the village has to offer. All child friendly and in walking distance of the beach, we’ve listed an array of places. From a full English Breakfast, to homemade clotted-cream fudge, to an authentic Sri Lankan curry on the beach, there’s something for everyone in this lively seaside village.
There is something for all the family in and around Westward Ho!, whether you are looking to entertain small children, teenagers, or the young at heart. This trail is a guide to the not-be-missed food and drink available in the local area.
This trail takes you on a moderately difficult circular walk of just over six miles through a spectacularly rock-strewn landscape on a relatively level section of high cliffs between Lynton, Lynmouth and the Valley of Rocks.
This trail takes in the sights and sounds of the southern part of the Tarka Trail, running along the Taw river and estuary down the route of the old railway line into Barnstaple. It’s six miles of flat, safe cycling from Barnstaple to Instow (a 12 mile round trip) or just over 14 miles to the Puffing Billy near Torrington if you want a real work out (a 28 mile round trip)
This trail takes you to the heart of ancient Exmoor. For a wild moorland experience over The Chains high plateau, try the 8 ½ mile walk from the The Black Venus Inn - the walk takes you among standing stones and Iron Age barrows. It will set you up for a big dinner!
This trail takes in the best seafood Instow and Appledore have to offer. Situated on opposite sides of the confluence of the Taw and Torridge rivers, Instow and Appledore have a strong maritime heritage. Watch the world go by and spot the boats journeying along the estuary as you tuck in to fine local seafood and - if you’re lucky - locally sourced samphire.
This trail centres around the Hartland Peninsula. With both Hartland Abbey and Docton Mill Gardens in their prime during spring, you are in for a treat. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has some of the most spectacular walking in the British Isles taking in fantastic coastal scenery, shady lanes, ancient woodlands, sheltered footpaths, traditional bridleways and open moors.
This food trail is best taken during the summer months. The buzzing village of Braunton has lots of excellent food offerings. Just around the corner, and with some of the best surf in the country, is the 3 1/2 mile stretch of Saunton beach and the vibrant Croyde village and bay.
This trail takes you through the beautiful heart of rural North Devon, where tranquillity can be found along with dark skies, starry nights and views over Dartmoor. These are our top picks for cosy thatched pubs in this olde worlde part of the region. Perfect in autumn when the nights are closing in and the fires are lit.
This trail is centred in and around South Molton, the gateway to Exmoor. South Molton is a bustling town where traditional markets provide a great opportunity to sample some of the area’s acclaimed local produce. South Molton has built a reputation for its cafés, serving locally sourced food and for its independent shops, selling everything from handmade chocolates. to boutique homeware. It’s a perfect place to stay in the Christmas period with its distinctive window displays and twinkling Christmas lights.